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was effectively a referendum on obamacare. and yet this president and nancy pelosi and harry reid rammed it through. >> the question -- if you were elected, do you want these benefits that hundreds of thousands of texans now have -- to do what been taken away? >> that is not exactly right. i support as a dividend health care reform. >> the lot of the land is in the books. do you want to have it taken away? >> you cannot talk about half without the other half. the other half -- i think health care reform should follow if you principals. number one, it should expand competition in the marketplace. number two, it should empower patients and disempower government bureaucrats. let me give you three specific reforms -- one, allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines. that would create a true 50- state national marketplace for health insurance. for example, talking about children under 26 being on the apparent policy. if we get a true national marketplace for of insurance, those parents who wanted to purchase that coverage to purchase set. we would not need the government mand
something that you and nancy pelosi and harry reid put together. >> governor romney is going to have a busy first day, because he's also going to repeal obamacare, which will not be very popular with democrats. >> reporter: joining me now is our political analyst. does it come down to preparation and what about the body language that said something to the audience tonight? >> well, preparation does matter. and let's remember that mitt romney has had 18 months to practice this. he's had lots of debates, been on it much longer than frankly the president, who has been unopposed. in some ways, with respect to preparation, what you saw with the president was someone who had not played the game of basketball for a long time, a pickup game today, and he forgot some of the rules. like you saw right here, the president was not aware of how he was coming across on television. didn't look good. the governor on the other hand has done a lot of these and it showed tonight. he was much more practiced and polished. >> we want to talk about the format as well. jim lehrer is being criticized for not really
, we have about 30 seconds. >> nancy pelosi and harry reid. harry hopes to stay in majority, nancy wants to be leader. she was on wolf blitzer's show yesterday. i hope they're not leaders, but you cannot govern through half truths, innuendo and half-baked charges. harry reid stood in the well of the senate and charged that mitt romney had not paid taxes for ten years. demonstrably false. and nancy pelosi said when security in libya came up, she threw an innuendo that the congress didn't give all the money they asked for. another grenade tossed in the middle. you cannot govern through half truth and innuendo. that's what harry reid and nancy pelosi seem to major on. >> there we got it. that's our panel. that's our unsolicited advice for the afternoon. thanks very much for being with us. we look forward to the debate tonight. >>> margaret, thanks very much. ahead we're going to hear from two of the top advocates for mitt romney and barack obama setting the stage for tonight's presidential debate. and mitt romney has no backer as passionate about his potential than his wife, ann. just
pushed through something that you and nancy pelosi and harry reid thought was the best answer and pushed it through. what we did was work together. 200 legislators, only 2 voted against the plan by the time we were finished. what were some differences? we didn't raise taxes. have you raised them by $twenty one trillion with obamacare. we cannot didn't cut medicare -- of course, we don't have medicare, by $716 billion. we didn't put into place a board to tell people what treatment they could receive. we didn't do something that a number of people recognize, put people in a position where they are going to lose the insurance that they have and they wanted. right now, the cbo says up to 20 million people will lose insurance as obamacare goes into effect next year. likewise, a study by mckensy and company said 30% of them are anticipating dropping people from coverage. so for those reasons, for the tax, for the medicare, for this board and for people losing their insurance, this is why the american people don't want medicare -- don't want obamacare, it's why republicans said do not do this.
this so you -- you and i both have worked for senator harry reid. you were his communications director in the united states senate, and i did some work for the state party out in nevada. one of the races i'm starting to pay attention to again is our friend running for congress in las vegas. and i heard there is a lot of super pac money coming into that race. is nevada going to be a place where we think we'll hold on and pick up some steam? >> i think so. i think that shelley berkeley -- steve [ inaudible ] i have so much respect for, and i think that he is going to be the next congressman for that district. i also believe that shelley berkeley can win in nevada as well. i also believe that president obama is going to win that state, but i think one of the reasons why we're going to have to [ inaudible ] in nevada and jamal you saw it firsthand, the infrastructure that the senate majority leader harry reid has built up in that state since 2006 on. i mean part of that infrastructure that helped him win and retain his seat in 2010 and the republicans have nothing l
through that you and harry reid and nancy pelosi thought was the best answer. what we did, we worked together. 2 0 00 legislators, only 2 vote against the plan. we didn't raise taxes, we didn't cut maid care. of course, we don't have medicare, by $716 million. we didn't have a board that told people what treatments they could receive. we didn't put people in a position where they will lose the insurance they had and wanted. right now, the cbo says up to 20 million people will lose their insurance and likewise, a study by mckenzie and company said 30% are anticipating dropping them from coverage. for those reasons, for the tax, medicare, for this board, for people losing their insurance, this is why people don't want ebecama care, where republicans said do not do this. the bipartisan plan of the republicans was swept aside. i think this has to be done on a bipartisan basis and we have to have a president that can reach across the aisle and fashion legislation with input from both parties. >> governor romney said this has to be done with a bipartisan basis. this was a bipartisan idea,
on thistant top being, you pushed through something that you and nancy pelosi and harry reid thought was the best answer and pushed it through. what we did was work together. 200 legislators, only 2 voted against the plan by the time we were finished. what were some differences? we didn't raise taxes. have you raised them by $twenty one trillion with obamacare. we cannot didn't cut medicare -- of course, we don't have medicare, by $716 billion. we didn't put into place a board to tell people what treatment they could receive. we didn't do something that a number of people recognize, put people in a position where they are going to lose the insurance that they have and they wanted. right now, the cbo says up to 20 million people will lose insurance as obamacare goes into effect next year. likewise, a study by mckensy and company said 30% of them are anticipating dropping people from coverage. so for those reasons, for the tax, for the medicare, for this board and for people losing their insurance, this is why the american people don't want medicare -- don't want obamacare, it's why re
with the fiscal cliff and end of the year and everything like that. and i don't think that either harry reid or john boehner have any idea how it will come out. much less mitt romney or barack obama. so i'm not going to pretend other then it is going to be an all-consuming mess frankly i don't think the public is ready for, has any idea coming and no matter who wins the election, what happens between now and end of the year is going to -- i should say election and end of the year is going to be very dramatic for the country. >> let me refine this and maybe do fred first and then glen. sometimes doing some things to entitlements and domestic spending is pretty inevitable and those are things a democrat will have to deal with and thinking about sort of the political consequences of that and on the republican side there's got to be more revenue. and defense is going to take some kind of a hit. that's going to be pretty ugly medicine for republicans. you know, fred, if you were sitting down with harry reid and nancy pelosi and steny hoyer or, glen, if you were sitting down with mitch mcconnell o
. it gets to the senate and you have harry reid and nancy pelosi out there that want to do nothing but tax. guest: thanks so much for your call. there is a real wide range of ideology out there with the youth vote. many other young people would agree with him. we really need to push back against the status quo because the diversity of youth is not just the millennial. s. 40% of young people 18-29 years old will not have any college experience. we assume that all young people are college students, we are discounting the voice of a lot of young people. there are young people who have voices to bring to the table. this is a situation that the republican party is facing which is how to bring young people who are inclined to agree with them into a place where the republican party can have a long-term future with the young people who think a lot like them. seeing interesting things in 2012 in the ways in which the republican party is reaching out to young people. maybe the republican party needs to think more deeply about what they will do in the future. host: what do you make of the youth vote
. they are going to oppose it. harried and mitch mcconnell will pose -- harry reid and mitch mcconnell will oppose it. i am going to fight to change the rules of the filibuster. i am going to announce $1 trillion in savings by cutting back on congress' pensions and the executive branch. if we want to balance this budget, we have to lead with that kind of an effort. i expect to persuade the american people. >> here is the next question. >> i believe it is senator fisher. >> i will defer to you. >> senator kerrey, nebraska has the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation at 4%, but the bureau of labor statistics say the rate is twice that. can the people that were discouraged or working part- time. what can you do to improve that situation? >> first of all, there is nothing worse in life than wanting to work and not finding a job. in a lot of ways it is sort of outside of the reach of the experience of of both senator fisher and myself. this is a difficult thing for us to understand. so i would say first of all you have to keep production and agriculture healthy. i talked about ethanol earlier.
pushed through something that you and nancy pelosi and harry reid felt was the best answer and drove it through. what we did in a legislature 87% democrat, we worked together. 200 legislators in my legislate churks only two voted against the plan by the time we were finished. we didn't raise taxes. you raised them by a trillion dollars under obamacare. we didn't cut medicare. of course, we don't have medicare, but we didn't cut it by $716 billion. we didn't put in place a board that can tell people what treatments they're going to receive. we didn't also do something that i think a number of people across this country recognize which is put people in a position where they're going to lose the insurance they had and they wanted. right now the cbo says up to 20 million people will lose their insurance as obamacare goes into effect next year. and likewise a study by mckenzie and company of american businesses said 30% of them are anticipating dropping people from coverage. so for those reasons, for the tax, for medicare, for this board and for people losing their insurance, this is why
through something that you and nancy pelosi and harry reid thought was the best answer and drove it through. what we did, in a legislator 87% democrat, we worked together. 200 legislators in my sledge lay or the, only two voted against the plan by the time we were finished. what were some differences? we didn't raise taxes. you raised them a trillion dollars. we didn't cut medicare. we don't have it, but we didn't cut medicare by $716 billion. we didn't put in place a board that will tell people thwhat treatments they can have. we didn't put people in a position where they're going to lose the insurance they had and they wanted. right now, the cbo says up to 20 million people will lose their insurance as obama care goes into effect next year. and like wise, a study said 30% of them are anticipating dropping people from coverage. so, for those reasons, for the tax, for medicare, for this board, and for people losing their insurance, this is why the american people don't want obama care. it's why republicans said, "do not do this" and the republicans had a plan, they put a plan out
on this important topic, you pushed something through that you and harry reid and nancy pelosi thought was the best answer and drove it through. what we did, we worked together. 200 legislators, only two voted against the plan when i was finished. what are some differences? we didn't raise taxes, we didn't cut medicare. of course we don't have medicare but we didn't cut medicare by $716 billion. we didn't have a board that told people what treatments they could receive. we didn't also do something i think a number of people across this country recognize, which is put people in a position where they'll lose insurance they had and they wanted. right now, the cbo says up to 20 million people will lose their insurance as obama care goes into effect next week. likewise, a study by mckenzie and company said 30% are anticipating dropping them from coverage. for those reasons, for the tax, for medicare, for this board, and for people losing their insurance, this is why the american people don't want obama care. it's why republicans said do not do this. and the republicans had a plan. they put a plan, a bip
that you and nancy pelosi and harry reid thoughts was the best answer and drove it through. >> gretchen: was that enough to convince independents that governor mitt romney has a very different plan on health care? let's ask senior advisor with the romney campaign, ed gillespie. good morning to you. >> good morning. good to be with you. >> gretchen: i thought this was so interesting because a lot of people have thought that the romney plan in massachusetts and the obama plan for the nation are exactly the same. did this point out the differences? >> governor romney was clear in the differences last night. it begins with the fact that massachusetts is a state. not the federal government. second, governor romney, when they worked in a bipartisan manner to get it done, they did not raise taxes on the people of massachusetts. they did not impose a government board to make decisions about what health care people can get. they did not raid medicare to the tune of $716 billion to pay for it. lot of critical differences between what governor romney did for massachusetts and what president obama
on this important topic, you pushed through something that you at nancy pelosi and harry reid thought was the best answer and drove it through. what we did in a legislature 87 percent democrat, we worked together. 200 legislators in my legislature, only two voted against the plan by the time we were finished. we didn't raise taxes. you raise them by $1 to in order obamacare. we didn't put in place a board that can tell people ultimately what treatments they're going to receive. we also didn't do something that i think a number people across this country recognize, which is put people in a position where they're going to lose the insurance they had and they wanted. right now, the cbo says that up to 20 million people will lose their insurance as obamacare goes into effect next year. likewise, a study by mckinsey and company of american businesses says 30% of them are anticipating dropping people from coverage. for those reasons, this is why the american people don't want medicare -- don't want obamacare. it's why republicans said, do not do this, and the republicans had a plan. they put out a plan,
pelosi and harry reid thought was the best answer and drove it through. >> now, they both had strong disagreements when it comes to the role of government in society. which one connected to you more when they discussed the role of government, romney or obama? who would say barack obama? one obama person here. [laughter] and who says mitt romney? okay. tell me why. >> again, too much waste on big government. he's more specific, romney is. about specifically where the money's going to go. >> romney talks more about personal responsibility, too, and i think we have gotten so far away from that this our country. >> too many layers of government. >> explain that. >> well, what's happening to us is that now that obama has added another layer, another group that's going to be looking at what we're going to do and how we're going to live our lives. i'm on medicare, i'm already seeing things that i thought i was going to get, i'm losing, they're canceling my medicare insurance because of it. >> mark? >> very interesting that romney talks about personal responsibility when he talked to the ent
people with not one republican vote. didn't even ask for one. he and nancy pelosi and harry reid. >> the point eloquently during the debate actually in -- i thought he did that very well. that's not exactly my question. my question is what you said is during the campaign, you know, you lean to the right and then you come back to the center when you are actually in the general election. so to me that is you say one thing for a certain audience to get them to support and you then say something different, maybe completely contradictory to another audience which some could define as lying. is that an etch a sketch moment what we are seeing? >> some could refer to that as campaign tactics. good campaign tactics without violating one's principle. i -- nobody is more conservative than -- congress and house than phil gingrey. i'm in the top seven, tied for first. i felt very comfortable with what the president said the other night during the debate. with what mitt romney said. i am very comfortable with his position and i have no doubt that he will govern to the right of center and that'
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